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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To whom is the author writing in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) His brother.
(b) His son.
(c) His nephew.
(d) His father.

2. The author tells the letter recipient in "My Dungeon Shook," "Take no one's word for anything, including mine--but trust" what?
(a) "Your soul."
(b) "Your instincts."
(c) "Your experience."
(d) "Your intelligence."

3. What does the word "perish" mean in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) To die.
(b) To expel.
(c) To distinguish.
(d) To enliven.

4. After whom was the letter recipient named in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) After his grandfather.
(b) After his godfather.
(c) After his father.
(d) After the author.

5. What does the author describe his ancestors building in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Cars.
(b) Railroads.
(c) Skyscrapers.
(d) Factories.

6. Of the letter recipient's father, the author says in "My Dungeon Shook," I hear in his present laughter" what?
(a) "The gravelly voice of our father."
(b) "His laughter as a child."
(c) "The singing of birds of yesterday."
(d) "The laughter of tomorrow."

7. The author describes the birth of the letter recipient in "My Dungeon Shook," saying "here you were: to be loved. To be loved, baby, hard, at once, and forever, to strengthen you against" what?
(a) "The struggles you will face."
(b) "The world of evil."
(c) "The loveless world."
(d) "The madman."

8. How does the author sign off in his letter in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Your uncle, James."
(b) "Your father."
(c) "Your brother, James."
(d) "Your son, James."

9. How does the author describe himself as a baby in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) He was a small baby.
(b) He was a temperamental baby.
(c) He was a big baby.
(d) He was an angry baby.

10. Whom does the author describe watching learn to walk in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) His son.
(b) His grandson.
(c) His nephew.
(d) His brother.

11. The author claims in "My Dungeon Shook," "Any upheaval in the universe is terrifying because it so profoundly attacks one’s sense of" what?
(a) "The meaning of life."
(b) "Grief."
(c) "One's own reality."
(d) "Health and love."

12. Whom does the author claim "no one has ever accused her of being bitter" in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) His sister.
(b) His daughter.
(c) His mother.
(d) His wife.

13. About how many years ago does the author describe the letter recipient being born in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) 20 years ago.
(b) 10 years ago.
(c) 14 years ago.
(d) 16 years ago.

14. The author indicates in "My Dungeon Shook" that "people find it very difficult to act on" what?
(a) "What they know."
(b) "Intuition."
(c) "Faith."
(d) "What they've forgotten."

15. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" means great in importance, extent, or size?
(a) Malevolent.
(b) Monumental.
(c) Pixillated.
(d) Corporal.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author describe his ancestors picking in "My Dungeon Shook"?

2. The author says in "My Dungeon Shook," " There is no reason for you to try to become like" what?

3. Charles Dickens is regarded as the greatest novelist of what era?

4. In "My Dungeon Shook," the author cites E. Franklin Frazier as describing a time when the blacks left the land and entered into what?

5. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" means to display something?

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